Tsai Ing-wen, Act II

  • 22 May, 2020
  • Natalie Tso

[Starting off strong, with 73% approval]


President Tsai is entering her second term in office with her highest approval rating yet. But there are challenges, too: a global pandemic, and the persistent threat from China. In today’s Taiwan Insider, find out what was special about this year’s inauguration, and get an insider’s look into her first one!




- Past inauguration photos reveal fun facts

- Taiwan comedian @Brian Tseng “drags” pro-China music video

- Who was absent from Tsai’s inauguration? Take our news quiz!



Tsai’s inaugural speech with simultaneous English translation:


Presidents of the Republic of China (Taiwan): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_Republic_of_China

Full “China” music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8BoMJJ5AK4

Full “Taiwan” music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN0rQR0RlOM